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Staff

Staff

Our Team Staff

Michael S. Triggs, Chief Executive Officer
Marian Chima, Chief Nursing Officer
Felecia Arbuah, Chief Clinical Officer
Dr. Thresa Simon, Medical Director
Jeri Harlow, Associate Administrator
Janell Price Educational Director
Stephen Murphy, Director of RTC Services
Dr. Naharia Holt-Elliott, Director of Military and Outpatient Services
LeMar Taliaferro, Director of Business Development
Tyrone Brown, Director of Plant Operations
Mysti Nichols, Director of Admissions
Quian Buford, Director of Risk Management
Mary McCormick, Business Office Director

Medical Director

Dr. Simon

Thresa Simon, M.D., MSHA — Medical Director
Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. Simon is the Medical Director for the facility and oversees all the clinical services for the hospital. In addition, Dr. Simon is part of Virginia South Psychiatric and Family Services.

Dr. Simon received her medical degree from Stanley Medical College in Madras, India. She continued her training with an internship at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., and her residency at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Va. She also received a Master of Science in Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Simon is Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as well as Adult Psychiatry.

She is a member of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Psychiatric Association.

Physicians

Dr. Amara

C.R. Amara, M.D.

Dr. Amara is responsible for the clinical supervision of the Adolescent and Adult Acute Inpatient Programs at Poplar Springs Hospital. He received his medical degree from Kakatiya Medical College in Anghrapradesh, India. He continued his education with an internship at Detroit Macomb Hospital in Detroit, Mich., and residency at Norwich Hospital in Norwich, Conn. Dr. Amara worked as a fellow at The Institute of Living in Hartford, Conn., and New York Hospital in White Plains, N.Y. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dr. Amara provides outpatient treatment at the Virginia South Psychiatric Group.

Dr. Wooldridge

James Wooldridge, M.D.

Dr. Wooldridge provides clinical supervision of our Girls Residential Treatment Program. He received his medical degree from East Virginia School of Medicine in Norfolk, Va. Dr. Wooldridge continued his education at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., as a resident in Child Psychiatry.

Dr. Wooldridge is a member of the American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, American Academy of Children and Adolescent Psychiatric Association, and Medical Society of Virginia.

Dr. Siddiqui

Salman Siddiqui, M.D.

Dr. Siddiqui serves as our Clinical Director of Boys Residential Treatment Program. He received his medical degree from Dow Medical College, University of Karachi, Pakistan. He continued his education as a resident at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in Bronx, N.Y., and a fellow at University of Maryland in Baltimore, Md. He is Board Certified in Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dr. Siddiqui is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and American Medical Association.